8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Dubai

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The National Museum of Finland and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. In November, Helsinki is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Levi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."